Our Veterinarians

Dr. Trevor Arnold is board certified veterinary ophthalmology.
Trevor Arnold
DVM, MS, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Trevor Arnold
DVM, MS, DACVO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Trevor Arnold is most interested in surgical management of ocular disease, particularly corneal repair and cataract surgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Master of Science, Clinical Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, California Veterinary Specialists, Carlsbad
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Conservation and Resource, University of California, Berkeley
When not saving a pet’s vision, Dr. Arnold enjoys spending time in Colorado’s beautiful outdoors, skiing, fishing and camping with his family.
Dr. Jennifer Arthur is board certified in veterinary radiation oncology.
Jennifer Arthur
DVM, DACVR-RO
Oncology
Jennifer Arthur
DVM, DACVR-RO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology-Radiation Oncology
Oncology
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Dr. Jennifer Arthur’s primary goal is to give her patients an excellent quality of life for as long as possible. Giving pets and owners more good days together is the most gratifying part of her job.
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Arizona Veterinary Specialists, Gilbert
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology-Radiation Oncology
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Clinical Rotation, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Genetics, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Dr. Arthur and her husband have three dogs, Esmerelda, Maebelle and Lulamae, and three cats, Boris, Abner and Melvin.
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Emmy Briggs
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Emmy Briggs
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Emmy Briggs is passionate about the opportunities that emergency medicine offers to treat and restore animals to health and to their owners. She appreciates the variety and constant learning opportunities that the field provides, as well as the ability to feel that she is making a difference.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Fort Collins Vet Emergency Hospital and PETS Emergency Hospital, Fort Collins, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Briggs is a Colorado native who has lived in the state her whole life. She enjoys running, hiking, skiing, CrossFit and spending time outdoors. She currently has a horse that is loving retirement.
Dr. Ilan Frank is board certified in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation.
Ilan Frank
DVM, MS, DACVSMR, CVMA
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ilan Frank
DVM, MS, DACVSMR, CVMA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Dr. Ilan Frank is excited about offering non-invasive options to restore mobility of patients of all ages and activity levels, ranging from high-performance working and sporting dogs to senior dogs and cats. He has a special interest in soft tissue, muscle, tendon and ligament, injuries and diseases, multi-modal pain management, osteoarthritis and physical conditioning programs.

Dr. Frank is certified in PennHIP, which is a radiographic screening technique used to evaluate canine hip joint laxity. PennHIP can help predict osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, which is a common precursor to canine hip dysplasia.
  • Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Residency, Small Animal Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Master of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Frank enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cooking, playing the guitar and spending time with his wife and three kids.
Dr. Kelly Kirkley is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Kelly Kirkley
DVM, PhD
Critical Care
Kelly Kirkley
DVM, PhD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kelly Kirkley has special interests in the role of estrogen in female reproduction, diseases of the nervous system and seizures in relation to toxin exposure.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Toxicology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Kirkley spends her free time with her husband, daughter, son, three dogs and cat. She is an avid reader and enjoys mountain climbing.
Dr. Amanda Levesque is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Amanda Levesque
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Amanda Levesque
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Amanda Levesque finds stabilization of surgical emergencies, trauma, wound management and neurologic emergencies the most gratifying to treat.

She participates in spay and neuter outreach clinics in underserved communities in the southwest U.S. and is also a honeybee veterinarian who consults on hive health and disease management in Boulder and neighboring counties.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Center, Garden City, ID
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY
Outside of work, Dr. Levesque mountain bikes, hikes, enjoys various snow sports and spends time with her senior dog, Dante. She also has an extensive vegetable and herb garden that she takes pleasure tending to.
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Rebecca Packer
MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Rebecca Packer
MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
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Dr. Rebecca Packer has been very active in studying innovative brain tumor treatments, neurosurgical techniques and movement disorders in dogs. She brings her extensive knowledge and exceptional quality of care to all of her patients and treats all of their owners with compassion. She has also won several awards for teaching and client communication and enjoys helping owners understand the neurological conditions that affect their pets.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Internship, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, After Hours Small Animal Emergency Clinic of Wake County, Raleigh, NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master of Science, Zoology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Behavior, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Dr. Packer enjoys spending time in the mountains, playing violin and traveling.
Dr. Kaleigh Peters is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Kaleigh Peters
MS, DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kaleigh Peters
MS, DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kaleigh Peters has a strong interest in complex wound management and skin reconstruction. She finds minimally invasive, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery the most gratifying to perform.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Tufts University, Grafton, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
When Dr. Peters isn’t at work, she is spending time with her husband, Mark, and daughter, Indiana. She enjoys sand volleyball, snowboarding and hiking with her dog, Gunner.
Dr. Alexandra Portanova is a clinician in our internal medicine service.
Alexandra Portanova
DVM
Internal Medicine
Alexandra Portanova
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Alex Portanova finds chronic intestinal diseases, especially inflammatory bowel disease, the most gratifying to treat. She enjoys successfully managing hard-to-control diabetic patients and immune-mediated conditions.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, MedVet, Metairie, LA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Aurora, CO
  • Clinical Rotation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Physiology, Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Portanova enjoys traveling, hiking and buying her cats costumes. She lives in Colorado with her husband and pets.
Dr. Megan Tzipory is board certified in veterinary emergency & critical care.
Megan Tzipory
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Megan Tzipory
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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Dr. Megan Tzipory has been working in the veterinary medicine field for over 20 years. She finds sepsis and respiratory cases the most gratifying to treat.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, East Greenwich, RI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Tzipory enjoys off-roading in her FJ Cruiser, camping, snowboarding and spending time with her husband, son, cat and two dogs.
Dr. Liran Tzipory is board certified in veterinary neurology.
Liran Tzipory
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Liran Tzipory
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Liran Tzipory is originally from Israel and moved to the US in 2005 to expand his veterinary knowledge and skills. Dr. Tzipory has special interests in neurosurgery, neuroimaging (MRI) and neuro-oncology (cancer). He aims to provide excellent patient and client care, with an emphasis on teamwork and compassion.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
When not at work, Dr. Tzipory can be found enjoying Colorado’s beautiful outdoors with his better half, Megan, and his little guy, Ducky. His hobbies include snowboarding, off-roading, playing soccer and cooking.